Amal Alkhaja

Repetition is a recurrent motif in Amal Alkhaja’s practice, both aesthetically through marks and use of material, and as a creative act as she makes and remakes pieces. Through installations, paint and experiments in diverse media, she feeds her practice with personal experiences and the observations she makes through her perennially curious preoccupation with people watching.

She graduated in 2013 from Zayed University with a BA in Fine Arts. Her work was recently exhibited at ‘Community and Critique’ exhibition in Abu Dhabi, 'Ramdanization' at DUCTAC, Sikka Art Fair and the UAE Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibition. Her work was also exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2011.

In 2012, Amal was awarded second place in the Fine Arts category in the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award. She was a fellow in the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship. She is currently working to develop her practice with a focus on art therapy and education.